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Gidday all - I'm a regular on http://bicycling.stackexchange.com/ and we occasionally get questions about software for riding, whether it be mapping or routing or statistics-gathering.

And while they're definitely questions about cycling, they're not really about bicycles, so its not really on-topic. Honestly its a grey area.

We only became aware of this stack today, so in the future will redirect software questions over this way where software questions are clearly on-topic.

Is that acceptable? If so, might I request a tag be created for each of Bicycling, biking, cycling, cycles and linked together as synonyms ?

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    Agreeing with Nicolas here: Would you then setup a tag-wiki for this to make clear what it's about? :) – Izzy Mar 20 '16 at 17:58
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sounds like a good tag.

As I said over there, be sure to explain:

  • Your final goal
  • All of your requirements
  • Your operating system (ex: Android)
  • Whether it must be able to work offline or not
  • Your budget/license requirements (ex: free open source)

Also see What is required for a question to contain "enough information"?

Questions that are too broad (ex: What app can show a map?) get closed, so be sure to add enough requirements.

  • On Android.SE we've got a nice Meta-post we redirect to: Where to ask for app recommendations? Might be an idea to do it that way as well. The pro is: instead of "skipping the help page and asking straight away", one gets to read at least the outline before finding the link to ask :) – Izzy Mar 20 '16 at 17:57

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